2010 Norwegian First Division
The clubs relegated from the Premier League in 2009 were Fredrikstad (after relegation play-offs), Bodø/Glimt and Lyn. HamKam, Notodden, Stavanger and Skeid were relegated to the Second Division in 2009 after finishing from thirteenth to sixteenth place respectively. Strømmen, Follo, Sandnes Ulf and Ranheim were promoted from the Second Division in 2009.
At the end of the season, a two-legged promotion playoff was played between the 3rd, 4th, and 5th placed teams in the First Division and the 14th placed team in the Premier League, Fredrikstad won this playoff against Hønefoss, and was promoted together with Sogndal and Sarpsborg 08.
FK Lyn elected to file for bankruptcy on 30 June, following an extended period of financial distress, and formally withdrew from the league on 7 July. Pursuant to the rules and regulations of the competition, all games involving Lyn was annulled and the team placed at the bottom of the standings.
Follo did not finish their licensing application for the 2011 season before the time limit of September 15, and were thus relegated at the end of the season even though they finished outside the relegation zone. As a result of this, Sandnes Ulf, which was the best placed team of those inside the relegation zone, avoided relegation. Tromsdalen and Moss were the remaining two teams relegated to the 2011 Second Division.
|Bodø/Glimt||Bodø||Aspmyra Stadion||7,354||Kåre Ingebrigtsen|
|Bryne||Bryne||Bryne Stadion||10,000||Tommy Bergersen|
|Follo||Ski||Ski Stadion||2,500||Hans Erik Eriksen|
|Fredrikstad||Fredrikstad||Fredrikstad Stadion||12,560||Tom Freddy Aune|
|Løv-Ham||Bergen||Varden Amfi||1,000||Arne Sandstø|
|Mjøndalen||Mjøndalen||Nedre Eiker Stadion||2,600||Vegard Hansen|
|Moss||Moss||Melløs Stadion||3,085||Erik Holtan|
|Nybergsund-Trysil||Trysil||Nybergsund Stadion||1,500||Ola Brenden|
|Ranheim||Ranheim||DnB NOR Arena||1,000||Per Joar Hansen|
|Sandnes Ulf||Sandnes||Sandnes Idrettspark||3,850||Asle Andersen|
|Sarpsborg 08||Sarpsborg||Sarpsborg Stadion||5,500||Roar Johansen|
|Sogndal||Sogndal||Fosshaugane Campus||5,402||Harald Aabrekk|
|Strømmen||Strømmen||Strømmen Stadion||1,800|| Petter Myhre
|Tromsdalen||Tromsø||Tromsdalen Stadion||3,000||Morten Pedersen|
||Promotion or relegation
|1||Sogndal (P)||28||17||5||6||51||28||+23||56||Promotion to Tippeligaen|
|2||Sarpsborg 08 (P)||28||16||6||6||54||36||+18||54|
|3||Fredrikstad (P)||28||14||8||6||53||37||+16||50||Promotion playoffs|
|12||Follo (R)||28||8||8||12||35||43||−8||32||Relegation to Second Division 1|
|14||Tromsdalen (R)||28||8||4||16||33||50||−17||28||Relegation to Second Division|
|16||Lyn (R)||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Relegation to Sixth Division 2|
Source: NRK Sport
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1Follo did not finish their licensing application for the 2011 season before the time limit of September 15, and were thus relegated at the end of the season even though they finished outside the relegation zone. As a result of this, Sandnes Ulf, which was the best placed team of those inside the relegation zone, avoided relegation.
2FK Lyn elected to file for bankruptcy on 30 June, following an extended period of financial distress, and formally withdrew from the league on 7 July. Pursuant to the rules and regulations of the competition, all games involving Lyn have been annulled and the team placed at the bottom of the standings.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.
|Home \ Away||ALT||B/G||BRY||FOL||FFK||LØV||MIF||MFK||NIL||RIL||ULF||S08||SIL||SIF||TUIL|
Updated to games played on 31 October 2010.
Source: NRK Sport
1 ^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.
|Morten Eriksen||Sandnes Ulf||14|
|10||Morten Giæver||Sarpsborg 08||11|
Source: NRK Sport
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